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Never enough Łódź in these threads.
I recommend this documentary and in special this chapter that is about the evolution of the architectonic design, planning and urbanization of the XX century. The documentary is narrated by the famous australian critic of arts, Robert Hughes. Very interesting
>lets shock people!
>shouldn't we try to please them?
>no lets shock them! And maybe in 50 years time they will finally start liking what we built, but if not, who cares, we'll be dead by then anyway
The castle is a moral lesson that stands proclaiming the grandeur of soul of the Spaniards of the Reconquist, who for the love of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary and the Holy Catholic Church gradually populated Spain with castles as they took back the country so that Muslims would never even think of returning. If they did, they would find this whole network of castles standing in their way.
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That feel when left OPs picture for a place with 6k inhabitants
I really like the style they've got going.
Especially that building in front of the two tall ones on the right.
It looks like someone plopped a 3 story house on top an apartment building.
That's ebin, and why Spain?
Cheers. How are you dealing with Swedish winter? Do you live in the south or north?
Because I'm Spanish
I go to Spain to get my sunlight fix during Christmas
I live in the south, close to Denmark
Was actually some crazy frost all over my county this morning.
Qué guay, España es genial. Cuáles son sus lugares favoritos en Madrid y en España, por ejemplo en su opinión los más bonitos o los más magníficos etc.
That's what it's know for here funny enough. It's ornate as hell.
it's pretty nice but what I love most about American architecture is neoclassicism, art deco and some modern stuff aswell
One of my favourite places is >>53719760
The nature is also nice around Madrid, there's a mountain range called Sistema Central. I've gotten into hiking so it's become one of my favourite places (the pictures on Google don't make it any justice).
Pretty crazy ornamentation, but in a way subtle. Seems like the kind of building where you have to get up close and personal to really notice all the detail, as judging by pictures, it looks very standard from afar.
You're right actually, from afar you can basically only make out small indents. Another one of my favorite buildings the old Police Building.
I like Birmingham and there is literally nothing you can do to stop me.
Birmingham is nice to some extent, but there is nothing that remarkable about it. It doesn't seem to have much of an identity compared to other UK cities, which is odd for a "second largest". That said, I never did much more than loiter around the station when stopping by.
to be fair some mosques are pretty based aswell
Hard to say. There are almost too many good ones out there.
Oops, I meant to post a mosque that's pretty close to where I live, but failed to shitpost.
I did till I actually went to Vancouver, go off the beaten path and you're going to be praying you don't get stabbed to death by a Chinese heroin addict.
I wouldn't purely keep it to those. Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium and The Netherlands have many good ones too. Most European countries, even in the east, seem to have at least one top-tier church.
Hotelli Torni Helsinki
which one do you like the most
Redi currently being build in Helsinki
Hotelli Torni in Tampere looks decent at night. It's obvious it had a tight budget otherwise. Hotelli Torni in Helsinki is nicer and more valuable, not only because it's 85 years old, but also because it's an interesting example of the transition between historical and modern architecture.
Domtoren is probably the most notable one in The Netherlands, but just look at Amsterdam's skyline, and you'll see quite a few nice spires. Switzerland is probably the least impressive of them, yeah, but the Bern Minster is at least quite nice.
I tend to forget about London. It isn't something I need to think about. It has top business, it has top old architecture, it has density, it has sme good new architecture, it has a zillion different things being built. It's fine.
So forget London.
That leave Birmingham as the only city in the UK with a big city feel, in my opinion. It even has a (not great) skyline.
The buildings have some density. It feels like a place with white-collar jobs, whilst most other cities, in my opinion, still feel pretty blue collar and sort of... unimportant
I would hope that Birmingham would become a fashionable city. But the demographics are a problem.
I think it depends how quickly Birmingham can escape from 20th century architecture. It has many ugly buildings, definitely, and will probably have an ugly skyline for the new decade at least. But on street-level, there are some low-rise buildings which are modern, yet look alright.
I have seen a few images of a Scandinavian city which had an entirely modern region, and also a Polish city which had an entirely modern neighbourhood. All low-rise. And they looked decent. Decent designs. We don't have that in England. I cannot think of a single post-Victorian plan that actually looks good. Birmingham might eventually become that.
>I cannot think of a single post-Victorian plan that actually looks good.
Apart from Poundbury, of course! Pic related
But Poundbury only looks good because it was designed to look traditional.
It is quite quaint, and that's probably its charm to many. As for Polish churches, there's nothing wrong with red brick, m'family. Aside from that, you still have the Jasna Góra Monastery, which even has its own badass fortress.
>As for Polish churches, there's nothing wrong with red brick, m'family
Paleo-Christian architecture in Ravenna (6th century)
Personally I find Swedish churches to be a mixed bag. Many of the old ones were renovated to look more like "continental" European churches than their original forms, such as Uppsala Cathedral and even Lund Cathedral, which had its historic towers purposely torn in the late 19th century. The Riddarholmen Church and German Church in Stockholm are alright, though.
I like them, and I find their brick-work to be really impressive. Then again, most larger Nordic churches from the 19th century are of brick, so maybe I've just been too exposed to them.
Urban walls like these are intriguing.
>tfw you'll never see the famous 1km long polish commie
Too many options there, so I'll narrow it down to my favourite building over 400 metres, in which case it would be this. I just like its smooth surface and curvy shape, plus it goes well with its sister towers.
I actually really like the One World Trade Center. It's a little generic, but it looks so nice and smooth.
Pudong is unbalanced now though
and I hope Shanghai will get more projects later and Pudong will be more dense
this building on the right of the picture is 370m tall lol
looks like idk 150
Depends what angle you look at it from.
Even from the usual touristy view, Pudong was already unbalanced. I'd say Shanghai Tower balanced it more, because it's on opposite sides of the similarly tall Shanghai TV Tower, both with clusters surrounding them, which creates for a sort of symmetrical frame. All they need is a couple mid-sized towers to fill the gap in the middle with. You can even see it's perfectly aligned with the building with the balls in the middle down there.
>All they need is a couple mid-sized towers to fill the gap in the middle with.
yeah this reee
>centre of the largest city in 1.3 billion country
it's triggering me what the chinese are doing
wew, just realized the thread was on page 11 there.
but sure. Anything goes, as painful it might be.
I really don't know, it's soviet era i think, it's by the sea and green so maybe loads of farmers moved there at once, that's the china story at the moment i thort?
here's some glorious victorian not giving a shit about the poor
>tfw you'll never live on a comfy deserted island
why even bother
Anyone else's city been demolishing these horrific things lately?
i dont know which skyscraper is my favourite lol
but Taipei 101 is nice
Speak of the devil, I was just reading up about the Red Road Flats a minute ago. Quite weird to think the whole cluster to the right here is gone.
They were apartment blocks built in the 60s in Glasgow when the city council wanted to move loads of people out of the city centre into the suburbs but had nowhere to put them. They are all over the city and all of them are hideous but the red road flats are probably the most famous.
They were demolished in 2015 but it was a disaster and two of them stayed half upright for days so they had to create an exclusion zone around them in case they fell down: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvJi0ses9AA
Big commies in Glasgow that ended up being demolished because 3rd world tier ghettos formed around them. Oh well,
RIP in pieces. Forgotten, but not missed.
>move loads of people out of the city centre into the suburbs
desu, I actually really like some of the stuff they've got in Detroit. So far the Guardian Building takes the cake for me
Not really a skyscraper, but one of my favourite buildings. Looks otherwordly af
>>53754552 Here's the interior. It's some brilliant Art Deco, imo
honestly if you look up pictures of some of the slums in Glasgow in the 20s and 30s you can see why they wanted to do it.
Loads of the centre of Glasgow got fucked by German air raids in the war too.
There's some pretty decent skyscrapers and church buildings around the city. Back when it was loaded with industrial cash they spent it on some of the most expensive buildings in the world at the time. Pic related
most beautiful city in poland
Well, they were actually meant to replace the infamous Glasgow slums, and give the poor inhabitants a chance at proper living. Quite ironic the area started out filthy and ended filthy.
I like the Book Tower a bit more. Its form is so unique, and the crown is fantastic. Shame it's in Detroit, among other good skyscrapers.
I really like lots of places of El Paso. It's a bit small but I go there on a regular basis, so I know a lot of nice buildings and areas, though they're not exactly tall.
I have a video of a really neat shopping center. It's the most hipster shit ever, but it's quite unique in case anyone's interested
I actually like 432 Park Ave
everyone else seems to hate it
As small as it is I don't think I did it justice. Sadly though this is a fairly new area in a pretty much Everytown, America so you won't find much pictures about it online. There is another one about in on YT though, but it was clearly made during an event.
>The Twin Towers didn't fall they just stacked on top of each other
>dominate the NYC skyline...
yeah for all of like 2 years until the other supertalls catch up
the three in the foreground are all already like 10 stories tall
Just walked by that yesterday. It's so great
>mfw having been there in 2011
back then it looked exactly the same regarding to the fence etc.
the only thing that changed is this white construction.
what did they do for 4 years?
it's really impressive
though I regret it doesn't have any Korean features (like Taipei 101 or Jin Mao Tower are clearly inspired by traditional Chinese architecture)
it's more like Shanghai Tower, very tall, monolithic and international looks
building underground around moving trains in lower manhattan takes a long time
Here is another thing from El Paso, it's the newest big mall/shopping center they've built. It's really pretty and it's great to walk through it at night (just not when it's windy cause it's out in the open)
That looks like it was made out of kiddie building blocks.
Iconic, yes, but I've always felt it to be a little boring. I do like the gradually rising and falling heights, though. Not many cities have it as nice as LA does. I'm partial to art deco and glass, so the small window modern and international look just doesn't suit my fancy
yeah this is what Vancouver looks like
yes it's pretty boring I must say probably if not for the mountains it wouldn't be so good
but the new supertall will be a nice addition, it will have completely different cladding so it will make the skyline more lively
>been away for over 8 hours
>thread still alive
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Wew, there's one of these things in Spain too.
I was watching live on TV when that one burgerdude walked across the Marina Towers and some nearby skyscrapers in Chicago like this. Was pretty intense.
yes, and to think the city looked like this less than 30 years ago
St. Mary's Church in Lubeck, Germany is fantasy novel-tier.
>Poland has a lot of nice historical centres tho
2 of our 3 largest cities don't really have anything one because it became a city quite recently and the second one because it was 90% destroyed during WW2
but yeah we have some nice centres
Norway had a really low population in the Middle Ages and later on, I guess it couldn't really support making of any historical centres besides Oslo
The always underrated Seattle skyline.
We were wealthy until the black death, so many buildings are still standing from medieval times, even if it's mainly churches. After the black death most our population died off and we were annexed. But most "historical" buildings here came during the 19th century, as it was the first time in centuries Norwegian money actually went to Norwegian land. A lot was lost during WW2, but mainly in smaller towns.
>you will never be a criminal living off grid in an asian superdense lawless city
Kowloon walled city is something that interests me greatly. I wasn't even a sentient being when they destroyed it. A super populated almost anarchist city and somewhat proof that human beings will make do anyway possible.It had many business, from little stores to pasta production and unlicensed dentistry. Is there anywhere like it today in the world?
I love how these are all set up so that the Space Needle is huge compared to all the other skyscrapers when in reality its not very tall and it's highly overrated. I like the city a lot though, or else I wouldn't live here.